(RIDGEFIELD, Conn.) – Junior Golf Hub (JGH) – the leading online community for junior golfers, their parents and college coaches – announces an expansion of its partnership with Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship (NB3 JGNC), designed to advance junior golf by making playing opportunities and educational resources more accessible to young golfers everywhere.
Now in its third season, the NB3 JGNC provides the opportunity to compete on a national stage to more than 5,000 boys and girls throughout the U.S., culminating in a national championship televised on Golf Channel at the end of the year. In support, JGH provides memberships to all participants free of charge, helping to break down any barriers that come with finding the right college golf program fit.
Building upon their shared passion of providing young people with greater access to the tools necessary to achieve their dreams, JGH and NB3 will provide all golfers with JGH’s proprietary Player Development Index (PDI) Assessment, which helps players improve by systematically identifying weak links that prevent them from realizing their potential.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with Notah Begay III, including identifying and creating opportunities to positively affect the lives of young people through the game of golf,” says Roger Knick, founder of Junior Golf Hub. “Notah is a champion for improving access to golf for anybody who wants to pursue the game, which perfectly aligns with what we’re doing at the Junior Golf Hub.”
“The Junior Golf Hub is pioneering its unique golf platform that encompasses the areas of performance, assessment, technical support and networking in order to leverage the best opportunities for all junior golfers and their families,” says Notah Begay III, a 4-time winner on the PGA TOUR and current Golf Channel analyst. “Access and success in the game shouldn’t be based on race, gender or socio-economics, but whether or not a young player is willing to dedicate the work necessary to improve.”
A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Begay III started the tour in 2020 so that any player, regardless of skill or background, would have the opportunity to play in competitive events. The National Championship was played November 14-16 at the nationally ranked Koasati Pines Golf Club and was hosted by Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. For many participants it was their first experience playing in front of a national television audience when the event was broadcast on Golf Channel.
At just $129 per year, all members have full access to the platform which helps connect recruits with college golf coaches through tailored, searchable online profiles. Player pages present to coaches their athletic measurables such as verified tournament scores, swing speed, tournament schedules and academic information such as GPA, test scores and academic honors.
A membership to JGH, which also tracks a player’s growth and development as they move through their junior golf journey, is not only a beneficial tool for burgeoning young golfers, but it also hosts an invaluable suite of resources and education that supports parents throughout the complicated process of recruiting.
Outside of the A.I.-powered College Match, JGH has a “Find a College” function with filters that narrow down results based on the program’s scoring average, acceptable test scores, tuition, majors offered, size of enrollment and more. College golf hopefuls are instantly notified via JGH mobile app or desktop portal when a collegiate program starts following them.
To date, nearly 10,000 athletes have created a profile on JGH, while more than 1,000 members have gone on to play golf at an NCAA DI, DII, DIII or NAIA school. The current collegiate database consists of 2,300 men’s and women’s golf programs.
To sign up via mobile, download the Junior Golf Hub App in the App Store or Google Play Store.
To access the platform and learn more, visit www.juniorgolfhub.com.
For questions about the Junior Golf Hub, contact Rick Dowling at email@example.com or call 203.530.9342.
About Junior Golf Hub
Junior Golf Hub is the leading online community for junior golfers, their parents and college coaches, offering a modern, easily accessible website and mobile app that simplifies and streamlines the college golf placement process for prospects. JGH provides a one-of-a-kind tool to help players and parents navigate the confusing journey to college golf, while helping college coaches discover and connect with top talent. Prided on innovation, advanced technology, big-picture thinking and operating at the cutting-edge of the golf industry, JGH’s team includes a top PGA professional, former Division I collegiate golfers, a state amateur champion, and seasoned business professionals, focused on adding value to members across the world.
About the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship
The NB3 JGNC provides an opportunity for every junior golfer in the country to compete in a top-level Junior Golf National Championship. Junior golf participants will be given an unrestricted and accessible pathway to utilize their golf skills and achieve valuable national recognition. Players will not be required to have resumes, points rankings, or any other affiliations to play. Boys and Girls from across the country simply need to have an interest in competitive golf and testing their skills at the highest level. Learn more at www.jgnc.org.